Psalm 33

1 Shout joyfully, you righteous ones, because of Jehovah. It is fitting for the upright to praise him.

2 Give thanks to Jehovah with the harp; Sing praises to him with a ten-stringed instrument.

3 Sing to him a new song; Play skillfully on the strings, along with shouts of joy.

4 For the word of Jehovah is upright, And everything he does is trustworthy.

5 He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is filled with Jehovah’s loyal love.

6 By the word of Jehovah the heavens were made, And by the spirit of his mouth everything in them.

7 He gathers the seawaters like a dam; He puts the surging waters in storehouses.

8 Let the whole earth fear Jehovah. Let the inhabitants of the productive land be in awe of him.

9 For he spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.

10 Jehovah has frustrated the schemes of the nations; He has thwarted the plans of the peoples.

11 But the decisions of Jehovah will stand forever; The thoughts of his heart are from generation to generation.

12 Happy is the nation whose God is Jehovah, The people he has chosen as his own possession.

13 Jehovah looks down from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.

14 From his place of residence, He gazes on the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He is the one forming the hearts of all; He examines all their works.

16 No king is saved by a large army; A mighty man is not saved by his great power.

17 The horse is a false hope for salvation; Its great strength does not ensure escape.

18 Look! The eye of Jehovah watches over those fearing him, Those waiting for his loyal love,

19 To rescue them from death And to keep them alive during famine.

20 We are in expectation of Jehovah. He is our helper and our shield.

21 Our hearts rejoice in him, For we trust in his holy name.

22 May your loyal love rest upon us, O Jehovah, While we keep waiting for you.